24 Oct '11, 10pm

Is Synthetic Clothing Causing “Microplastic” Pollution in Oceans Worldwide?:

As populations grow, the problem could worsen. Textile and washing-machine manufacturers, along with sewage-treatment plants , should be researching ways to mitigate microplastic pollution, says Browne, who suggests filters that trap the fibers or clothing that sheds less. Consumers also have a role to play: Certain garments, such as polyester fleeces, can release up to 180 percent more fibers than other textiles, so choosing natural fibers over synthetics could help.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/is-synthetic-clothing-causing-mi...

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